Critter Crates

Critter Crates are 12 environmental education trunks that are designed for teachers, home school parents, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders, church leaders, or any educators of children. They are specific to Kindergarten through 8th grade, but are easily adaptable for preschool or higher grades. To see a list of all the items in a crate, click the learn more link.

These boxes can be checked out FREE for a 4-6 week period simply by contacting the refuge office. Transportation of the crates is the responsibility of the educator. The crates are located at the Visitors Center at 1371 Wildlife Drive, Springville, TN 38256.

  • Mammal Hides

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    Learn about our furry friends with mammal hides and guide books...

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  • Mammal Skulls

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    Skulls, publications, and videos will help you learn more about mammals...

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  • Birds/Waterfowl

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    Waterfowl can easily be identified by their wings and this crate can help...

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  • Tree Trunk

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    This Crate will hep you learn about trees and plants...

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  • Insects/Spiders

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    Learn more about creepy crawlies with this crate, it also includes equipment to help you collect some examples...

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  • Rivers/Ecosystems

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    There is a lot that goes on under the water of rivers, and this crate will help you find out what that includes...

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  • Herptiles

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    This crate is full of skins, shells, and literature to help you learn about our scaly and slimy skinned critters...

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  • Raptors

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    Learn more about these amazing birds of prey...

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  • Wet n' Wild

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    Rivers, ponds, wetlands! They are all important and fun to explore...

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  • Animal Signs

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    Learn how to identify animals by the signs they leave behind...

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  • Songbird Blues

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    Songbirds are a wonderful subject to introduce people of all ages to the outdoors, this crate will help...

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  • Endangered Species

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    The literature and videos in this crate will help you learn about species of animals who are in trouble...

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